Christel Khalil

Young and Restless Star Christel Khalil: "I Want to Stay"

These contract negotiations at the Bell soaps are starting to make the Middle East peace talks look like an afternoon tea in Mother's parlor! The Young and the Restless star Christel Khalil spoke to MSN about why she could be leaving the role of Lily Winters. Here's an excerpt:

"I want to stay," Khalil said. "I heard a rumor someone said I was deciding to leave, but it's not really working that way. There's something I want that they don't want to give to me. It hurts. I thought I would be worth what I thought I was worth to them, but I guess I'm not." READ MORE

Wishful Casting: Christel Khalil as Dr. Maya Ward on General Hospital!


If Christel Khalil is truly shooting the deuces to The Young and the Restless, ABC Daytime could take the opportunity to snatch up the popular starlet—and her diehard, ever-mobilizing fans—and lure them over to General Hospital. What about Khalil in the role of Edward Quartermaine's (John Ingle) biracial great-granddaughter, Dr. Maya Ward? READ MORE

Wishful Casting: All My Children and Hollywood Heights Star Shannon Kane as Y&R's Lily!

Rumors are swirling all over the web that Christel Khalil is on her way out of Genoa City on The Young and the Restless. Like many of the soap's fans, I immediately started wondering who would be the perfect recast for the role of Lily Winters?

While I loved Davetta Sherwood—who took over the last time Khalil exited the series—in the role, I think Jill Farren Phelps can save time by calling up one of her Hollywood Heights stars, the sexy, stunning Shannon Kane! READ MORE

RUMOR REPORT: Is Christel Khalil OUT at The Young and the Restless?

Those casting calls Soap Opera Digest first published detailing The Young and the Restless looking to fill two seemingly "new" African-American, 20-something roles caused quit the poop storm. Not only did fans and soap journos start to wonder if the calls were meant to replace actors currently on the Y&R canvas—namely Christel Khalil and Bryton James—but a casting associate from CBS was attached on a strongly-worded email sent to Daytime Confidential about posting the news!

Uh, hello. We LINKED the information — which was published by the leading print magazine covering daytime soaps! CBS minions, you might wanna do your homework before you start threatening one of the most popular and influential blogs covering this genre with frivolous lawsuits — especially for publishing CASTING CALLS clearly linked to another publication! What's next, you gonna sue Backstage? And here we've been being so positive about this new regime...

 Since when does CBS and/or their casting peeps get so ticked about routine casting calls? Maybe the calls really weren't so routine after all?

The Young and The Restless Places Casting Call For "Vivacious, Energetic, Ambitious" African-American Female

Is diversity once again becoming a priority at CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless? The sudser that gave us Dru, Neil, Malcolm and Liv in the 90's and 00's has put out another casting call, this time for an African-American female in her mid-20's named "Sally Tate".

Daytime Emmy Winners to Appear on The Talk This Afternoon!

The ladies of The Talk are showing some love to the daytime soap genre, by hosting a special, live post-Daytime Emmys show today. The hour will feature some of the winners of the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Look for the chatfest to feature Outstanding Lead Actress winner Heather Tom (Katie, The Bold and the Beautiful), Oustanding Supporting Actor winner Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, General Hospital) and Outstanding Younger Actress winner Christel Khalil (Lily, The Young and the Restless). READ MORE